Food & Recipes

10 Of Our Favorite Freezer To Crock-Pot Recipes For Easy Make-Ahead Meals

If you thought crock-pot meals were simple and delicious, then you’re really going to love these recipes that can go straight from your freezer and into the crock-pot.

Recipes like this make preparing a meal super easy, which is just the kind of thing you need with all of those holiday parties you’ve got headed your way. So, jot down these recipes, and go ahead and stick these ingredients in your freezer now!

Then, get ready for the best dinner party you’ve ever thrown because you’re going to have a delicious meal without putting much work in on the day you serve it. You’ll be one stress-free host/hostess, and that’ll make all of your prep work worth it.

1. Vegetable Beef Stew

Vegetables and meat keep their flavor after being stored in the freezer, so get ready for one tasty stew after just a few hours in the crock-pot. Get the recipe.

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2. Meatballs + Tomato Sauce

Meatballs make for a great appetizer, and this tomato-filled recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Get the recipe.

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3. Cranberry Mustard Pork

Cranberry and mustard will make pork a little sweet and a little spicy. This really is the best of both worlds. Get the recipe.

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4. Sloppy Joes

Sloppy joes are a favorite— no matter what age you are. So, it never hurts to have a batch of these in your freezer. Get the recipe.

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5. Meatloaf

Ground beef, onions and bread crumbs combine for one tender, flavorful make-ahead main dish. Get the recipe.

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6. Black Bean Chili

Chili is just the kind of thing that’s perfect to eat now that the weather’s turned cold. Got big game day plans? Throw this in the crock-pot and enjoy! Get the recipe.

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7. Banana Pepper Shredded Beef

Shredded beef is versatile because it can be eaten as a sandwich, served with rice— you name it. Get the recipe.

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8. Salsa Chicken

Great to serve with tacos, this shredded chicken recipe is not only tasty, it’s super easy to boot. Get the recipe.

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9. Beef Stroganoff

Craving pasta for dinner? You’ll have one beefy, delicious pasta dish ready in just a couple of hours with the help of your slowcooker. Get the recipe.

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10. Lasagna Soup

Lasagna in soup form sounds absolutely amazing. I’m always down to try a spin on a classic. I’d like to have my lasagna and slurp it, too. Get the recipe.

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With just a little work ahead of time, your meals can be hassle-free when it’s actually time to serve them. The hardest part will be deciding what you want to eat, because with a freezer this stocked— you’ll have plenty of delectable options.

[h/t: Hello Natural]

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